Get Published Episode 141 – Spencer Estabrooks Talks Film & Screenwriting

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode141.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI have a confession to make. I LOVE movies. Okay, I get that doesn’t rank up there with anything too profound, but it is true nontheless. And so, when I was at the Lethbridge Comic Expo and had the chance to meet a filmmaker, I jumped at the chance. The filmmaker was a local person who has been making some really fun independent films. The films are doing well and, I learned, have been at least partially funded by my company. Then I learned he has been doing a webseries called one hit die. Again, really fun stuff. So, I talked to him and learned a bit more […]

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Agent Search: Is Now the Right Time?

I have been considering the idea of an agent search more and more frequently the past couple years. Initially, I kept asking myself what I might have to offer an agent. In case you are wondering, that was the younger, more pessimistic me (yes, I’m older now and I’m still occassionally pessimistic – on the whole I have a great deal more self-confidence in myself and my writing now) As I have grown more comfortable in my own writer’s skin, I’ve changed that question from what to how much? As in, “How much time do I realistically have to look for an agent?” It even goes one step further too and this is where the cold chills often grip me. […]

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Lost Momentum

I was going great guns with NaNoWriMo the first week and then the wheels fell off. I took my Scouts out to camp Saturday and Sunday so no writing got done: Saturday because I was no where near electricity and Sunday because I was tired from Sunday. At least, that’s my story. I did manage to write again Monday and Tuesday (and again today) but the pace of my writing was only about half what it had been. Still, I’m sitting just shy of 30,000 words as I write this, so I’m still doing okay. I just have to pull my socks back up so I can take a good run at the 70,000 word personal goal. I’m not panicking […]

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